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How to Choose a Sleeping Pad

With all the options in today’s market, picking a sleeping pad can be an overwhelming affair. We won’t pick for you, but here is what you need to know to find the pad of your dreams.

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A Thru-Hiker’s Ode to the Closed Cell Sleeping Pad

In the world of thru-hiking, the lightweight, ultra-reliable and indestructible closed-cell camping sleeping pad is hard to beat. We caught up with three thru-hikers that swear by the Therm-a-Rest Z Lite SOL and Z Seat to learn more about their…

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sitting in tent in winter sleeping bag

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3-Season Sleeping Bags vs. Winter Sleeping Bags

Perhaps you’re thinking about getting into some winter camping. Maybe you’re looking to venture out later in the fall—or earlier in the spring—and happen to be a cold sleeper. The question will eventually arise: What do I need, a 3-season…

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air pillow for camping

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A Guide to Therm-a-Rest Camping Pillows

When you set out to build a sleep system, don’t overlook the importance of a camping pillow. It may get overshadowed by the bigger-ticket items of a pad, sleeping bag or quilt, but the right pillow can be a small…

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Thermarest camp quilt and sleeping bag and sleeping pads

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Caring for Your Sleeping Bag

The perfect sleeping bag or camping quilt won’t stay perfect without the proper care. Here are a few tips for how to take care of sleeping bags or camp quilts so you can keep your fluffy companion in tip-top shape…

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Camping Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Outdoor-loving people can be hard to buy gifts for. For one there are so many choices when it comes to different kinds of gear. On top of that, outdoor adventurers have the propensity to be “gearheads.” That is to say,…

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